Casket with Erotes and Animals

Italian or Byzantine

Not on view

In scenes recalling antiquity, two panels on the lid of this casket show erotes (nude children), fighting (left) and playing music (right). The style of the animals represented on the four sides suggests that the carving was done by Italian artists drawing on Byzantine models.

Casket with Erotes and Animals, Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wooden casket with silk lining; copper handle, clasps, lock plate, and nails, Italian or Byzantine

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